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August 1, 2017 / Foreign
July 31, 2017 / Foreign

Stripped to essentials, the plot concerns Julien Sorel, a carpenter’s son who becomes a tutor. While his duties do not include the seduction of his employer’s wife, Sorel offers this service free of charge. After this episode, Sorel becomes a priest…and the story isn’t over yet.

WATCH MOVIE Le rouge et le noir (1954) AKA The Red and the Black

July 31, 2017 / Foreign

Jacques Decrey, an industrialist, finds out that his wife Gloria has a lover. Posing as a man named Berthier, he blackmails her. After a while, Decrey decides to make Yves Normand, a young unemployed actor and Gloria’s lover, out to be the blackmailer. But doing so he has set off an infernal machine.

WATCH MOVIE Le dos au mur (1958) AKA Back to the Wall

July 31, 2017 / Foreign

In this film, an Italian industrialist who has made his fortune using some shady tactics, unwittingly becomes the victim and entertainment for four retired jurists. These four men, though retired, make it a practice to keep their legal skills sharp. Whenever a suitable villain stumbles across their path, they conduct a trial with all the trimmings. It is a form of play, but these virtuoso lawyers are quite serious about it.

WATCH MOVIE La più bella serata della mia vita (1972) AKA The Most Wonderful Evening of My Life

July 31, 2017 / Foreign

Willy, a middle-aged divorcee, decides to take his 15 year-old son, Thomas, on holiday to Ibiza, staying at an isolated villa on the unspoiled part of the coast. Thomas insists on bringing his friend Juliette, a girl of his own age with whom he enjoys a close platonic relationship. When it comes to physical love, Juliette is wise beyond her years. As the holiday progresses, Juliette realizes that Willy is attracted to her. She confides in Thomas that she will seduce his father and then reject him, in the hope that she can rid herself of his unwelcome attentions. Unaware of this subterfuge, Willy is torn between his physical attraction towards the teenage girl and his love for his son.

WATCH MOVIE La fille de 15 ans (1989) AKA The 15 Year Old Girl

July 31, 2017 / Foreign

Based on the story by Honoré de Balzac Caught in a storm, two young doctors book into an inn for the night and find themselves sharing a room with a Dutch diamond merchant. During the night Prosper steals from the merchant, but when he awakes in the morning he finds the merchant dead and his friend gone.

WATCH MOVIE L’auberge rouge (1923) AKA The Red Inn

July 31, 2017 / Foreign

Natasha, the queen of an unhappy kingdom, lives in seclusion in her castle, still mourning the death of her husband, the king, who died ten years ago. One evening, a young man breaks into her quarters and falls at her feet. Struck by his resemblance to her husband, Natasha conceals him from the police who are searching for him. Realising that the young man, Stanislas, is an anarchist who had planned to assassinate her, the queen declares that he was sent by fate to kill her and so put an end to her years of grief. However, their destiny appears to follow a different path when Stanislas and Natasha discover they are in love…

WATCH MOVIE L’Aigle à Deux Têtes (1948) AKA The Eagle with Two Heads

July 31, 2017 / Foreign

John is a sea captain whose wife left him years ago in this sentimental romantic drama. One weekend, he meets and falls for Anita, the pretty single mother of six-year-old Helent. The film opens with John and Anita in bed together, sharing their life stories with each other. John begins to hope his relationship with Anita will grow into something permanent, but Anita is not convinced that his intentions are altogether honorable.

WATCH MOVIE Käre John (1964) AKA Dear John